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Performance Data Collector

Last month Ive wrote an article on Performance Data Collector part one, I thought of writing part 2 soon however I was stuck with Organizing SQL Code Camp with my fellow MVP Deepak & Sugesh. Now its almost a month so thought of writing the second part. In this part we are going to see how to customize the data collection, retrieval of reports from PDW (Performance Data Warehouse) etc.

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DBA

Performance Data Collector

Performance Data Collector is one of the new features thats accompanied from SQL Server 2008. If you are a DBA , you know its very hard to get performance data from necessary inputs. We will get the data from Perfmon (system monitor), profiler, DMV etc and correlating this data is very hard, implementing the same process or scripts across your environment is also time consuming one. To Overcome this MS has added Performance data collector feature in SQL 2008. In a Nutshell performance data collector will collect performance data (integrating all your data from your server), upload it in centralized management data warehouse (MDW) in relational format and finally allows you to see reports in graphical format.